Jose Canseco #33 of the Long Beach Armada during the Golden Baseball League game against the Fullerton Flyers on July 16,2006 at Blair Field in Long Beach, California.2006 Getty Images
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 26: Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco (R) and Heidi Northcott walk to the ring with holding a bat prior to the match with Choi Hong-man at first Round of Super Hulk Tournament during Dream.9 at Yokohama Arena on May 26, 2009 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Canseco lost at 1 minute 17 seconds in the first round. (Photo by Hiroki Watanabe/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jose Canseco2009 Getty Images
"I leave for cancun Mexico Sunday to make my comeback to the majors playing with the triple a affiliate tigres of cancun," the 47-year-old wrote Saturday.
He said he would be leaving on a red-eye flight Sunday night and begin spring training with the team Monday.
"Back in baseball I knew I would play this year you just gotta believe in your dreams," he tweeted.
Canseco, who has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his 17-year career, said he still believes he has something to offer to a major league team, even if he has not played at the top level since retiring in 2001.
He spent last season with Arizona's minor-league Yuma Scorpions as a player/manager and said that experience "really rekindled my love for the game and facing the veteran players in that league made me realize that I can still hit at the major league level."
"I am grateful that Cancun has given me this opportunity and I hope to help them to a championship season and demonstrate that I can help a big league team," he added, according to Larry Brown Sports.
Canseco was a six-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion -- first with the Oakland Athletics in 1989 and then later with the Yankees in 2000.
More recently, his headlines have come from non-baseball ventures. Canseco was sued last year by a boxing promoter for sending his identical twin brother Ozzie in his place to fight in a celebrity boxing event. He also appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice."